Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Bill Clinton, Jan 28, 2005.
Taken with a SD300, I'm a newb, any nice feedback is appreciated
Technically speaking it's a good pic. Focus/sharpness is good, exposure is good. Is it a good photograph? For you I'd say yes because it's (presumably) your dog. To others, it may simply be a good snapshot.
I love the light on his face and the expression. Good exposure for a point and shoot. I'd like to see more of what he's lookng at and less curtain
thanks guy! that technical stuff was exactly what i was looking for.
do you have photoshop?
if you do, i would try applying a warming filter on it and see how it turns out. the warming filter does just that...makes the picture slightly warmer by increasing a slight orange hue or what not. this has the effect of neutralizing some of the blue hue that's somewhat evident on the curtain...it will make the curtain more "white" without completely killing the blue of the sky in the background and what not
also, unless you were trying to get a slightly "old photo" effect, try bumping up the saturation to make the picture more vibrant also, try messing around with the shadow/highlight balance. the area above your dogs head (due to clouds) is a bit overexposed and bringing down the highlights slightly may help with the light balance as to myself, that area is slightly distracting.
these are just suggestions and ultimately, it's you who decides what looks good and what doesn't and on that note, i think the shot looks very nice i like the facial expression of the dog
wow thanks for all the feedback mello. I do have photoshop but I will have to look up how to do warming filters and the other effects u described. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks again!
personally, i like the mystery of why hes staring out the window
I think in this case, less curtain would mean more light and would ruin the mood he's got going right now.
I agree that there should be less curtain; half of the shot is plain white, which is pretty boring. I don't mean that the curtain should have been moved, which is what I think the poster above me read that as; instead of moving the curtain, you should have moved yourself (and your camera). If you zoomed, tilted, chose a diferent angle/ orientation, etc, then you could have framed the dog better in the picture.
That being said, cute dog And I love the lighting and the dog's facial expression.
its great, however it isn't crisp enough
I'm gonna have to say 'no' here. Sharpness in this instance is the enemy. The image has a very warm, pleasant feel to it, largely in part due to the soft focus. It's in focus, but very soft and easy on the eyes. A sharp, hard focus would pretty much destroy that ambiance because the whole image has a pretty consistant depth of field.